DGFT Notifications

SEIS under FTP

DGFT - The benefit under the SEIS is admissible on Mode 1 and Mode 2 services. Major services covered would include Legal, Accounting, Architectural, Engineering, Educational, Hospital services, Hotels and restaurants and other business services....

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India Needs to Fundamentally Alter its Export Strategy

DGFT - All the Export Promotion Schemes of Foreign Trade Policy are designed with theme of Import led Export Growth. With this falls placed hypothesis more and more Imports are encouraged with liberally imposed export obligation. As a net the benefits are imaginary but puncturing huge hole into the Exchequer and also killing the Domestic Industr...

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Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) : An Incentive Scheme to Boost Agri-Exports

DGFT - As a part of implementation action plan of Agriculture Export Policy, 2018, which the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved in December 2018, with an aim to double the shipments to $60 billion by 2022 and integrating Indian farmers and agricultural products to the global value chain, the government now [&...

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Service Export from India Scheme: Revised FTP 2015-20

DGFT - Service Export from India scheme 1. Introduction: The Government has introduced the Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) w.e.f. 01.04.2015 under the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2015-20 replacing the earlier scheme ‘Served from India Scheme’ under the FTP, 2009-15. Under SEIS, the service providers of notified services are ince...

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Advance Authorization Scheme

DGFT - Advance authorization is an order issued to endorse the import of duty-free inputs which are physically integrated into the export product. Its provisions extend to fuel, oil, energy, and catalysts which are consumed or utilized to obtain export products. This article looks at the regulations connected with Advance Authorization Scheme. W...

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Upload all Adjudication/Appellate Orders on website of respective Zones: DGFT to RA’s:

DGFT - DGFT Authorities have instructed all RA’s to upload all the Adjudication/Appellate Orders passed by them on the website of the respective Zones. Instances have come to the notice of DGFT where such Orders are not being regularly uploaded by the concerned Zonal offices. A need has been felt to have a system to have all such […]...

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DGFT has to Evolve from a Regulator to Facilitator – Suresh Prabhu

DGFT - A two-day meeting of port officers organized by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), of the Department of Commerce, ended today in New Delhi. The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu, addressed the regional officers from different parts of the country and urged them to reorient their th...

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Govt increases MEIS Rate by 2% for labour intensive MSME sectors

DGFT - While restoring the benefits under the export promotion schemes of duty free imports under Advanced Authorization, Export Promotion Capital Goods and 100% Export Oriented Units and thus resolving the problem of blocked working capital for exporters following the roll out of GST, the FTP review has focused on increasing the incentives for ...

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020- Mid Term Review (December 2017)

DGFT - GST RELATED REFORMS- GST has been launched w.e.f. 1.07.2017. It incorporates zero rating of exports. Taxes will not be exported. On the export of finished goods, there is an option of either obtaining refund of GST paid or getting exemption from payment of GST on submission of Letter of Undertaking/Bond....

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Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017)

DGFT - DGFT notifies Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017) which contains the following :- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION & TRADE FACILITATION 1.01 Notification of Procedure In pursuance of the provisions of paragraph 1.03 of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) hereby notifies the procedure to be f...

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Review Petition admitted as assessments u/s. 158BC & 158BD were completed by same officer

Commissioner of Income-tax Vs Dr. T.M. Kuriachan (Kerala High Court) - If the claim of the Revenue that both the assessments were completed by the same officer one under s. 158BC and the other under s. 158BD is correct, then certainly the review has to be allowed as Manish Maheshwari's case (supra) has no application. We, therefore, allow the review petition by recalli...

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DGFT to take Action for recovery of penalty, pending Appeals/Reviews

ECA Circular No. 26/2015-20-DGFT - (12/07/2019) - Therefore, all the Adjudicating Authorities in RAs and SEZs are advised to review such cases where adjudication orderswere passed by them and penalty has been imposed. Recovery of penalties should be immediately initiated by the Adjudicating Authorities where no stay has been granted by the Appellat...

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Exemption from charges for late filing of Bill of Entry – reg

Public Notice: 64/2019 - (11/07/2019) - As the e-Sanchit Portal for uploading supporting documents was very slow in generating the Image Reference Number (IRN) and sometimes the number was not generated on 09.07.20 19 and 10.07.20 19, the trade faced difficulty in filing the Bills of Entry within the time period stipulated under Section 4...

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Import of 4 lakh MT of feed grade Maize (dent corn) under TRQ allowed

Trade Notice No. 25/2019-20-DGFT - (09/07/2019) - Keeping in view the urgency, the Government has decided to allocate another 4 lakh MT of feed grade Maize (dent corn) to be imported under TRQ with the following relaxations / conditions:...

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DGFT Invites applications for allotment of additional import quota of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus Cajan)/Toor Dal

Trade Notice No. 24/2019-2020 - (05/07/2019) - DGFT Invites applications for allotment of additional import quota of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus Cajan)/Toor Dal for 2 lakh MT for the fiscal year 2019—2020 vide Trade Notice No. 24/2019-20 dated 05th July, 2019. Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate Ge...

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SION for export product Walnut Kernels (Chandler Variety) notified

Public Notice No. 18/2015-2020-DGFT - (05/07/2019) - SION for export product Walnut Kernels (Chandler Variety) in Food Product Group has been notified by DGFY vide  Public Notice No. 18/2015-2020 Dated 5th July, 2019....

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DGFT to take Action for recovery of penalty, pending Appeals/Reviews

ECA Circular No. 26/2015-20-DGFT (12/07/2019)

Therefore, all the Adjudicating Authorities in RAs and SEZs are advised to review such cases where adjudication orderswere passed by them and penalty has been imposed. Recovery of penalties should be immediately initiated by the Adjudicating Authorities where no stay has been granted by the Appellate Authority/Reviewing Authority or any c...

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Exemption from charges for late filing of Bill of Entry – reg

Public Notice: 64/2019 (11/07/2019)

As the e-Sanchit Portal for uploading supporting documents was very slow in generating the Image Reference Number (IRN) and sometimes the number was not generated on 09.07.20 19 and 10.07.20 19, the trade faced difficulty in filing the Bills of Entry within the time period stipulated under Section 46 of the Customs Act, 1962 and Regulatio...

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Import of 4 lakh MT of feed grade Maize (dent corn) under TRQ allowed

Trade Notice No. 25/2019-20-DGFT (09/07/2019)

Keeping in view the urgency, the Government has decided to allocate another 4 lakh MT of feed grade Maize (dent corn) to be imported under TRQ with the following relaxations / conditions:...

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DGFT Invites applications for allotment of additional import quota of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus Cajan)/Toor Dal

Trade Notice No. 24/2019-2020 (05/07/2019)

DGFT Invites applications for allotment of additional import quota of Pigeon Peas (Cajanus Cajan)/Toor Dal for 2 lakh MT for the fiscal year 2019—2020 vide Trade Notice No. 24/2019-20 dated 05th July, 2019. Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade 05th July, 2019 T...

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SION for export product Walnut Kernels (Chandler Variety) notified

Public Notice No. 18/2015-2020-DGFT (05/07/2019)

SION for export product Walnut Kernels (Chandler Variety) in Food Product Group has been notified by DGFY vide  Public Notice No. 18/2015-2020 Dated 5th July, 2019....

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Issue of Advance Authorization where import item is ‘Pulses’ and/or ‘Peas’

Public Notice No. 17/2015-2020 (04/07/2019)

Advance authorisations shall not be issued, where import item is ‘pulses’ and/or ‘Peas’ of any kind, which is under restricted/prohibited/State Trading Enterprises (STE) lists vide Public Notice No. 17/2015-2020 Dated: 04 JULY, 2019. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DIREC...

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Implementation of Track & Trace system for export of Pharma & Drugs extended to 01.04.2020

Public Notice No. 16/2015-2020 (04/07/2019)

Implementation of the Track and Trace system for export of Pharmaceuticals and drug consignments alongwith maintaining the Parent-Child relationship in the levels of packaging and their movement in supply chain — Extension of date of implementation ...

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Additional quota of Toor allowed for import for fiscal year 2019-20

Trade Notice No. 23/2019-2020 (05/07/2019)

Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade 05th July, 2019 TRADE NOTICE NO. 23/2019-2020 To RA’s of DGFT Customs Commissionerates Members of Trade Joint Secretary (Customs), CBF,C, Department of Revenue Subject: Additional quota of Toor allowed for import for th...

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Review of Foreign Trade Policy-inviting suggestions- regarding

Trade Notice No. 22/2019-20 (03/07/2019)

Attention is invited to the Trade Notice No. 21/2019-20 dated 28.06.2019 wherein the stakeholders were advised to send their suggestions regarding the proposed new Foreign Trade Policy on email id ftp2019-dgft@gov.in....

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Import of ‘Walnuts with pre-import condition & reduced EO period under Advance authorizaton

Public Notice No. 15/2015-2020-DGFT (03/07/2019)

Import of 'Walnuts in any form' is placed under Appendix 4J with pre-import condition and reduced EO period under Advance authorizaton with immediate effect....

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